This very first picture is of the old, grand red barn at Hovander.
My Aunt Janis often took us to Hovander Park growing up, it is my all time
favorite park. Saturday was a beautiful day for exploring that park.
The boys digging and playing in the sand
I have so many memories of Birch Bay growing up! Of beach combing, having picnic lunches, time with family, walking out to the water when the tide was way out, getting a treat at the C shop... we got to make a few more memories there this past weekend. The kids and I drove up Friday. They were fabulous travellers and we were so excited to arrive and have Natasha and Lane greet us.
This weekend was good. The kids got to see their grandparents there and we got to celebrate my Grandma Dorothy's 90th birthday!! I was able to show my children Birch Bay and Hovander Park, two places I loved as a child. I may love them even more now. I got a little visiting in with two of my treasured friends - Lissa and Kristen - I love visiting with these girls, but time is always too short.
Spending time with my siblings was also a highlight along with reconnecting with cousins who I haven't seen in quite a while. I have lots of pictures to share... here are some favorites. More to come...
Hazel and Kyrie
Hazel's new peach and mint green head band is a
gift from Kyrie's mom - a very sweet gift!
Merit, Lane and Willem --- these boys had LOTS of energy! Trail blazing, wrestling, running, laughing and fighting... fighting between my two anyway!
It felt really good to get out of town. But a "trip" with three kiddos is a lot of work! I am so glad we aren't flying anywhere this summer! I'll be unpacking and getting organized for a day or two.